Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

AB SKF (publ) offers bearings, seals, condition monitoring, lubrication systems, and services.


Trading at 18.2% below its fair value

Earnings are forecast to grow 8.23% per year

Pays a high and reliable dividend of 3.3%

Risk Analysis

Has a high level of debt

Snowflake Analysis

Excellent balance sheet established dividend payer.

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Share Price & News

How has AB SKF's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: SKF B has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




SE Machinery


SE Market

1 Year Return




SE Machinery


SE Market

Return vs Industry: SKF B underperformed the Swedish Machinery industry which returned 32.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SKF B matched the Swedish Market which returned 22.2% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

SKF BIndustryMarket
7 Day-2.4%-1.3%0.4%
30 Day-0.08%-0.7%2.7%
90 Day5.5%8.3%10.1%
1 Year26.6%21.8%35.8%31.2%26.5%21.6%
3 Year19.9%8.4%55.9%30.5%37.4%16.7%
5 Year6.2%-9.9%86.8%45.9%46.5%15.3%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is AB SKF's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

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Is AB SKF undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: SKF B (SEK189.3) is trading below our estimate of fair value (SEK231.38)

Significantly Below Fair Value: SKF B is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: SKF B is good value based on its PE Ratio (15.5x) compared to the Machinery industry average (19.9x).

PE vs Market: SKF B is good value based on its PE Ratio (15.5x) compared to the Swedish market (20.1x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: SKF B is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.9x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: SKF B is good value based on its PB Ratio (2.4x) compared to the SE Machinery industry average (3.6x).

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Future Growth

How is AB SKF forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 19 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: SKF B's forecast earnings growth (8.2% per year) is above the savings rate (-0.4%).

Earnings vs Market: SKF B's earnings (8.2% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Swedish market (8.5% per year).

High Growth Earnings: SKF B's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: SKF B's revenue (1.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Swedish market (4.6% per year).

High Growth Revenue: SKF B's revenue (1.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: SKF B's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (16.1%).

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Past Performance

How has AB SKF performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: SKF B has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: SKF B's current net profit margins (6.5%) are lower than last year (8.5%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: SKF B's earnings have grown by 12.7% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: SKF B's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: SKF B had negative earnings growth (-23.7%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Machinery industry average (2.8%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: SKF B's Return on Equity (15.5%) is considered low.

Return on Assets

Return on Capital Employed

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Financial Health

How is AB SKF's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: SKF B's short term assets (SEK47.8B) exceed its short term liabilities (SEK23.1B).

Long Term Liabilities: SKF B's short term assets (SEK47.8B) exceed its long term liabilities (SEK33.6B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: SKF B's debt to equity ratio (42.8%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: SKF B's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 106.9% to 42.8% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: SKF B's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (58.8%).

Interest Coverage: SKF B's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (10.1x coverage).

Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: SKF B has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: SKF B's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 3x debt).

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What is AB SKF's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

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Dividend Yield vs Market


Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: SKF B's dividend (3.3%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Swedish market (1.55%).

High Dividend: SKF B's dividend (3.3%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Swedish market (4.17%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: SKF B's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: SKF B's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (51.2%), SKF B's dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: SKF B's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (41% payout ratio).

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Alrik Danielson (57yo)





Mr. Alrik Danielson, B.Sc. (Econ.) has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of SKF AB (now AB SKF (publ)) since January 1, 2015. He served as an Interim CFO of SKF AB from April 30, 2019 to June  ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Alrik's total compensation ($USD1.97M) is about average for companies of similar size in the Swedish market ($USD1.89M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Alrik's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.

Leadership Team

Alrik Danielson
President5.1yrskr19.28m0.013% SEK11.4m
Niclas Rosenlew
Senior VP & CFO0.7yrsno datano data
Carina van den Berg
Director of Group Controlling & Accounting0yrsno datano data
Victoria Van Camp
CTO and President of Innovation & Business Development0yrsno data0.0039% SEK3.4m
Patrik Stenberg
Head of Investor Relations0yrsno datano data
Carina Bergfelt
General Counsel24.1yrsno data0.0012% SEK1.1m
Kent Viitanen
President of Bearing Operations0yrsno data0.0039% SEK3.4m
Theo Kjellberg
Head of Media Relations & Director of Corporate Communication0yrsno datano data
Luc Graux
Executive Officer4yrsno datano data
Thomas Fröst
President of Industrial Technologies1.1yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: SKF B's management team is considered experienced (4 years average tenure).

Board Members

Alrik Danielson
President5.1yrskr19.28m0.013% SEK11.4m
Lars Wedenborn
Director12.1yrskr1.06m0.0025% SEK2.2m
Barbara Samardzich
Independent Director2.9yrskr710.00kno data
Hock Goh
Independent Director5.9yrskr710.00kno data
Geert Follens
Director0.8yrsno datano data
Ronnie Leten
Independent Director2.9yrskr990.00k0.0022% SEK1.9m
Colleen Repplier
Independent Director1.9yrskr710.00kno data
Jonny Hilbert
Employee Representative Director5.1yrsno datano data
Zarko Djurovic
Employee Representative Director4.2yrsno datano data
Hans Stråberg
Chairman1.9yrskr2.38m0.0033% SEK2.9m


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: SKF B's board of directors are considered experienced (3.5 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

AB SKF (publ)'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: AB SKF (publ)
  • Ticker: SKF B
  • Exchange: OM
  • Founded: 1907
  • Industry: Industrial Machinery
  • Sector: Capital Goods
  • Market Cap: kr87.400b
  • Shares outstanding: 455.35m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • AB SKF (publ)
  • Hornsgatan 1
  • Gothenburg
  • Västra Götaland County
  • 415 50
  • Sweden


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
SKUF.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesClass B SharesUSUSDJan 1992
0NWXLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesClass B SharesGBSEKJan 1992
SKF AOM (OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm)Class A SharesSESEKJan 1992
SKF BOM (OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm)YesClass B SharesSESEKJan 1992
SKFADB (Deutsche Boerse AG)Class A SharesDEEURJan 1992
SKFBDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesClass B SharesDEEURJan 1992
0NWWLSE (London Stock Exchange)Class A SharesGBSEKJan 1992
SKFBSBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesClass B SharesGBSEKJan 1992
SKFASBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')Class A SharesGBSEKJan 1992


AB SKF (publ) offers bearings, seals, condition monitoring, lubrication systems, and services. It operates in two segments, Industrial and Automotive. The company’s products include bearings, units, and housings; seals; lubrication solutions; lubricants; actuation systems, ball and roller screws, linear guides and tables, and engineering tools; magnetic bearings/permanent magnetic electric motors; mechatronic solutions; maintenance products; condition monitoring systems; power transmission products and solutions; coupling systems; test and measurement equipment; and vehicle aftermarket products, such as wheel end, powertrain, driveline, and suspension products. Its services comprise asset management, customer training, engineering consultancy, logistics, mechanical maintenance, and remanufacturing and maintenance services. The company offers its solutions for various industries, including aerospace, agriculture, automation, cars and light trucks, compressors, construction, electric motors, food and beverage, home appliances, industrial fans and pumps, industrial transmissions, machine tools, marine, material handling, medical and health care, metals, mining, mineral processing, ocean energy, oil and gas, portable power tools, power generation, pulp and paper, racing, railways, skates, trucks, trailers and buses, two and three wheelers, and wind energy. AB SKF (publ) markets its products directly, as well as through a network of distributors in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/18 21:31
End of Day Share Price2020/02/18 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.